GOLDA the Musical to Premiere in London this November

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Date November 10 2023
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GOLDA the Musical to Premiere in London this November

Later this month, London will welcome the world premiere of GOLDA, a brand-new musical inspired by the heartwarming tale of a Ukrainian artist and immigrant who sought safety and a new home in the United Kingdom.

The immersive musical, a product of the collaboration of internationally renowned Ukrainian choreographer Pavlo Bondarenko, director Golda Amirova, and Alexandrina Markvo, creative producer and director of London-based music, art, and theatre production company Bird&Carrot Productions, will have its premiere on November 28 and 29 at the Tabernacle Theatre in Notting Hill. A tour of the production is scheduled to begin in January 2024.

Amirova will be joined by five musicians — Sam Leak, Kourosh Kanani, Matyas Hofecker, Tobie Medland — and four modern dancers — Kateryna Nazaruk, Julia Boguslavets, Eryck Brahmania, and Oliver Chapman.  This production skilfully combines music of Ukraine, England and Russia, and is sung in different languages including Hebrew and Yiddish.

The dramaturg Anna Rulevskaya and the production designer Nina Kobiashvili have joined the creative team of this show. David Koma, the renowned fashion designer, has created Golda’s amazing garments.

Markvo (Bird&Carrot) describes the project this way: “Golda’s talent captivated me first and foremost, and her personal story touched me deeply. She had a prosperous career in her native Ukraine before the war. However, I am sure she has what it takes to become a global celebrity, and I am honoured to present her to the London audience.”

“Golda is from Odessa, a wonderfully diverse city with a significant Jewish population. I’ve had the chance to honour my own Ukrainian and Jewish heritage by working on this show. We succeeded in bringing together a distinctive multinational team of gifted people from many nations who are bound together by a dislike of war. We have collaborated to produce a performance that captures both the hope and the suffering of the current era that we are all living through,” — says a member of the creative team, explaining the involvement in this project by a deep personal connection to Golda’s story.

Created with an aim to depict the true strength of the human spirit and the remarkable capacity of art to heal traumas and unite people, GOLDA is more than just a show but also a powerful testament to love and culture’s power.

All profits from the ticket sales will go to the Ukrainian KINDERVELT fund, the organisation committed to providing urgent psychological support to children impacted by the conflict in Ukraine, and using leading-edge Israeli therapeutic practices for this purpose.

Further information and tickets are available on GOLDA’s official website